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15 year old Ramatu from Sierra Leone wants to be a nurse. Yet she hasn’t always had the aspiration to dream to go to school and join the medical world. Coming from a very poor family in Tonkolili, her life changed when her father died suddenly in 2003. Her mother later became unwell and was unable to work, leaving her elderly grandmother to take care of Ramatu and her three siblings.
Ramatu could not afford to go to school. Her grandmother used to make money from setting fish traps for fishermen. With a meager income, she barely made enough money to put food on the families table. This all changed in 2011, when a kind donor decided to sponsor Ramatu through our Rainbow Family Child Sponsorship Programme.
Ramatu was able to go back to school and receive the care a child needs to get through life. The money through the sponsorship helped Ramatu with schooling, clothes and medicine for her chronic asthma. Her grandmother even stopped working as the sponsorship also helped the family with food expenses. Ramatu was delighted and now her dream to become a nurse feels real. She is doing so well at school and reached 4th in her class for the top exam marks.
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